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Blue Jays yield seven homers, win anyway

The Blue Jays’ Devon Travis hits a two-run homer in the second inning against the White Sox, whose seven homers were all solo shots. Toronto is the third team to allow seven homers in a game and win.

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The Blue Jays’ Devon Travis hits a two-run homer in the second inning against the White Sox, whose seven homers were all solo shots. Toronto is the third team to allow seven homers in a game and win.

CHICAGO — Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey called it "bizarro world." Manager John Gibbons broke into a hearty laugh.

No one in the Blue Jays clubhouse could easily explain how they became the third team in major-league history to give up seven home runs in a game and win.

Chicago tied a team record with the seven long balls, but it wasn't enough as Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs, Devon Travis homered and Toronto held on to beat the White Sox 10-8 Saturday.

"I don't think I've ever been a part of a game like that," Gibbons said.

Chicago joined Detroit as the only teams to lose after hitting at least seven homers. The Tigers did it against the White Sox on May 28, 1995, and Boston on Aug. 8, 2004.

All seven homers were solo shots. Brett Lawrie became the first White Sox player since Ron Santo in 1974 to hit inside-the-park and over-the-wall homers in a game, and Chicago hit three straight homers in the second inning.

"I felt like I was pitching in bizarro world there for a minute," Dickey said. "An outing where you strike out the side and give up three home runs, I don't know if that's ever been done."

Blue Jays 10

White Sox 8

Blue Jays yield seven homers, win anyway 06/25/16 [Last modified: Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:21pm]
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